Tecnica Mach1 105 W LV

Model Year
2016-17
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
98mm
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$720.00USD

The Gist

A slimmed-down version of the well-liked MV, this 98mm width performer suited our aggressive skiing testers who like it tight and don’t mind getting a little boot work done. The clever C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) technology makes it easier for your bootfitter to dial the fit spot-on.

Fit

Testers thought the toebox was roomy for a narrow-targeted boot but they felt appropriate 98mm grip on the 6th toe, ankles and navicular bone. That’s as it should be for this category, they said. The cuff runs a touch high on the leg, a fact our taller testers applauded. All liked the sculpted feel of the liner.

Performance

Persistent control and predictable power. Strong but not overly aggressive, quick without feeling twitchy. Testers liked the leverage the cuff exerted on the edge laterally; it was easy to engage and keep it locked-in at high speeds on hard snow. Some testers had first-fit shin feel issues; it was overly firm at slide-in but eased into a comfort zone after a little hill time.

Cool Features

The dimpled areas of the C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) shell and liner are designed to make bootfitting modifications targeted and permanent. Bootfitters can grind or punch exactly where needed, not in a sloppy wholesale fashion that renders key fit zones too-loose. Bravo Tecnica.

 

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Mach1 95 W LV $600, Mach1 85 W LV $480

Kudos

  • “I had a little shin bite when skiing off-piste.” -- Emma Christensen
  • “Amazing directional control with a sweet spot that's easy to find.” -- Kelly Finnen
  • “Edge power is out of this world! Superior quickness and steering.” -- Amy Post
  • “Very balanced feeling boot—easy to ski, forgiving but stable.” -- Filomena ' Mena' Dardani
  • “Boot, binding and ski felt unified throughout the turn.” -- Emma Christensen
  • “Fantastic edge power. Immediate transfer edge to edge—easy but full-on awesome!” -- Sharron Eastman
  • “Perfect for the intended market.” -- Kristina "Rev" Revello

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